Another Quilt

This is the quilt I was working on before I left home.  It’s for my niece’s oldest daughter.  Just so happens their school colors are the same as LSU and they’re big LSU fans.  Kristy had asked for quilts they could take to football games so here’s the first of six.

The white border isn’t going to be a white border . . I have an idea in my head for piecing it but I think it’s one of those things I can do easier than I can draw.  I wish I’d brought some fabric scraps with me and I would have played with it while  here.


Just this simple block, the “nonsuch” block.  If the border comes together the way I’m hoping it will, the border will make the quilt.


And here’s my progress so far:




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    While you are in that part of the world, you could look for LSU fabric. Some flannel backing might be nice for late season football weather…

    the x & o’s are appropiate for a football quilt!

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    Gwynette says

    How interesting that such a simple block can make a more complex looking quilt… armed with that block and a piece of graph paper, I can ‘see’ a lot of different patterns. Thanks!!!

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    Linda Kay says

    I love this quilt. I was surprised to see the block. I thought it was gonna be really hard. Could the gold blocks be adjusted so that it makes a gold cross in the center? I would love to make this for our school if that was possible. Thank you for your very funny and enlightening site. I love checking it everyday (sometimes I check several times a day).I love the chickens and Vince’s shopping adventures! And since I have a prescious angel son like you, I love to hear about Chad.
    Thanks again for making my day brighter every day!

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    laceflower says

    I too love your designs and your stories. If it isn’t a closely guarded secret, maybe you could post about how you design. Not that you are ever at a loss as to posting material!

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    Rosaline says

    The more I see your work, the more I realize you are in a class all by yourself. I think you’ve tapped into a market niche that desperately needed to be filled – ie bright, professional yet youthful. If I had to make a quilt for a young professional or teenager, I would look to your designs first. Another one of your trademarks; or at least I think it is; is your contemporary, professionally designed borders. I think if teenagers could see your designs, they would want to become quilters.

    There are few quilt designers I can identify as having a niche, in fact I can only think of 3 off the top of my head; Bonnie Hunter with her scrappy quilts, Pam Bono with her highly original designs and you.